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South Side businessman Edmund Scott said water has been leaking into his basement since a neighboring building was torn down, damaging the foundation of his business. He said he believes the  city has been intentionally stalling on his complaints to try to drive him out to make way for new development. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Businessman Thinks City Trying To Flood Him Out

A South Side businessman has accused the city of playing dirty tricks to try and pressure him to sell his land to make way for new development. He says he’s got the mold, mildew and grimy mess in his basement to prove it.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Natalie Kelley (R) and sister Emily Kelley (L) of South Roalton, VT., play at the end of the road where the White River extension washed away miles of road on August 30, 2011 in Bethel, Vermont.  Vermont is reeling from historic flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, in what is expected to be the worst flooding in Vermont since the epic flooding in 1927, after 8.3 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours.  (Photo by Chip Allen/Getty Images)

Quinn Sending 95 National Guard Troops To Vermont

Gov. Pat Quinn is sending 95 members of the Illinois National Guard and eight helicopters to Vermont to help with flood relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Des Plaines River Flooding

Businesses Sue City Of Des Plaines Over Flooding

In Des Plaines, flooding issues have pit suburban business owners against the municipal government.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Study: Rain, Not Marsh Restoration, Caused Flooding In Beverly Shores, Ind.

A federal study has shed some light on the cause of perpetually flooded basements in the lakeside town of Beverly Shores in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011


Report: 911 Calls Went Unanswered During Storms In Northwest Suburbs

A northwest suburban emergency dispatch center was flooded with calls during a record rainfall last month, and a torrent of them went unanswered.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Flooded Street (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mount Prospect Officials: There Is No ‘Secret Valve’ To Drain Floods

Some flood-prone residents of Mount Prospect are demanding the village do something about the problem.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Lake Shore Drive Flooding

Latest Deluge Shuts Down Lake Shore Drive

Yet another deluge swamped the Chicago area overnight, producing so much flooding that Lake Shore Drive had to be shut down.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Flooding In Waukegan

UPDATED: Northern Suburbs Hit With More Flooding, Losses

The storms Wednesday night and Thursday morning couldn’t have come at a worse time for residents of the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Palatine Flooding

Latest Storms Spark Lightning Fires; Flood Threat Continues

The city of Chicago officially has set a new record for rainfall in the month of July, as a new round of storms brought lightning that set homes on fire, and a serious threat of flooding continues.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Hot Water Heater

Expert: Trying To Fix Flood-Damaged Appliances Could Be Fatal

A lot of homeowners are getting the bad news that they’ll have to replace flood-damaged appliances.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2011

Wheeling Flooding

Wheeling Residents Furious About Repeated Flooding

Neighbors in Wheeling have been experiencing flooding over and over again, and they say nature isn’t only to blame.

CBS 2–07/26/2011

Fighting Mold After The Flooding

One of the most serious concerns for homeowners after all the recent storms is the mold problem.


Flooded basements can lead to more than just the need to break out a shop vac to get rid of the water. The moisture can lead to mold growing in your walls. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Leaves Insidious Problem For Homeowners: Mold

Many homeowners in the Chicago area lost tens of thousands of dollars after this weekend’s record-breaking storms. For many homeowners, using a shop vacuum and fan just isn’t enough to clean up their flooded basements.

CBS 2–07/25/2011


Many Communities Plagued With Flooding After Weekend Storms

Over the weekend, some Chicago area residents were merely kept awake by a severe round of storms.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Flooding in Park Ridge (CBS)

2011 Can Boast The Second-Wettest July In City’s History

Just one day after a deluge gave Chicago the wettest day in its history — for as far back as such records have been kept since 1871 — a morning storm made this month the second-wettest July in the past 120 years in the city’s recorded history.


Storm In Aurora

Flooding, Trees Down And Fires Reported In West Suburb

Emergency crews rescued a 70-year-old woman from a car when it became stuck in water in west suburban Aurora during this morning’s storm. Several others storm-related incidents were also reported and no one was injured.


Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Midwest Flooding Means Major Disruptions On Amtrak

Flooding in the Midwest this year has cost Amtrak in a big way.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Hurricane Ike

Illinois To Receive Federal Funds For Damage From Hurricane Ike

Some Illinois municipalities will soon get their share of federal money to help them recover from the damage done by the storm system that produced Hurricane Ike.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2011

Oak Lawn Flooding

Flood Threat Remains As More Storms Sweep In

Flood watches and warnings remain in effect across the Chicago area, a day after the region was hit with heavy rain that left basements and streets inundated.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

Roseland Flooding

Storms Leave Basements, Streets Flooded

The storms this morning have had many Chicago area residents dealing with serious flooding, particularly on the city’s South Side.